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Gift wrapping | Amy Coose

Gift wrapping | Amy Coose

12/11/17

Hi there, Amy here to share with you how I spruced up some packaging using the Holiday Hustle line from Fancy Pants. This line comes with all the bells and whistles, which makes it so easy to add some fun and personality to your packaging.
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Fancy Pants Collections Used: Holiday HustleMillie & June
A small cluster of papers and embellishments backed by a ribbon was all I needed to spruce up a plain paper gift bag.
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I added a third “tree” to the two smaller ephemera trees piece and along with a cut file of a snowflake to finish out the gold box.
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Thanks for visiting the blog today, hope this inspires you to pick up Holiday Hustle to add some fun to your Holiday wrapping.
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Fanned Turkey Thanksgiving Place Cards | Latisha Yoast

Fanned Turkey Thanksgiving Place Cards | Latisha Yoast

11/23/17

 Hello friends!  Soon we will be celebrating the US Thanksgiving holiday.  A lot of Americans like to decorate their homes with autumnal decor, and some have lots of friends and family over for a special dinner.  To me Thanksgiving is all about family, friends, love, gratitude and giving thanks for blessings big and small…oh and of course the food.  The project I am sharing today, is a fun way to create place cards.
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Using several different collections, I grabbed pattern papers that remind me of fall.
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To start each turkey, you will need 3 strips of paper in the following sizes.
1 in x 9 in
1.5 in x 9 in
2 in x 9 in
Each strip will be scored at 1/2 inch, and folded accordion style.
On each end of each strip, apply adhesive.  Fan them into half circles. The 1 inch strip will go first, then the 1.5 in and then the 2 in.  I started using the 1.5 inch, to ensure I had enough room for all three.
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Using strong permanent adhesive, adhere each fan to Fancy Pants Designs corrugated paper.
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Continue until all 3 are adhered.
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Choose solid pattern paper, to create the turkey body, the beak, snoods and the feet.  I just freehand cut them with scissors.  You will also need a googly/wobbly eye, you can find them in any craft store.
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Your turkey just needs a name and its ready to be placed on a plate.
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This little turkey just makes me smile, and what a cute way to tell your guests where to sit.
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Materials Used:
google eye
adhesive
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Thank you |Christin Grønnslett

Thank you |Christin Grønnslett

11/17/17

Halloween is over, but it doesn’t mean the season over for the Spellbound collection. So I have created a few brown paper bags with a mix of the Spellbound collections and a few pieces from last years collection Golden Days.

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These treat bags are nice little gifts to say thank you. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in Norway, but there is never the wrong time for gifts. Hostess gifts and other gifts are nice to have whenever you are invited over.

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I used my Cameo to cut out leaves. I used the Internal offset feature to cut out a bigger and a smaller piece of the leaves.  Then I pierced holes and stitched with a sharp orange thread for some extra contrast.

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Just the two leaves weren’t enough so I wanted to make it even more interesting. I used a fabric leaf, a gold ephemere from the Golden Days collection and a few other pieces from the same collection. I just used my printer for the text Thank you.

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For my other bag I went with slightly different colors, but in this one I also used a square ephemera piece in the bottom.  From the Golden Days collection I also used a paper clip. I wis I would have hoarded these. I really love them.

 

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FOr the text I cut it out on a watercolor paper and then I cut it out in a shape from an old template that I have saved. I loved this one old ephemera I had in this shape and traced it so I could use it for later.  It’s not always about the look, sometimes it’s just the shape that I love.

Collections used: Spellbound, Golden Days

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Treat Sacks | Latisha Yoast

Treat Sacks | Latisha Yoast

10/27/17

Friends, did you know that in the Spellbound Collection from Fancy Pants Designs, there are Halloween themed treat sacks? There are! So, go find them and buy them now, because I think they are going to sell out quickly.  These treat sacks are the perfect way to give away candy or a gift, whether it be for Halloween, or a trunk or treat, or a birthday party.  Easy Peasy is the name of the game.
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First I scored the bags at the 6 inch mark, to get a perfect fold.  Then I added the candy to the bag, folded the flap and held it in place with one of the stickers that comes with the sacks.
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Next I used the tags and ephemera packs from the Spellbound collection as well to decorate the bags further. One of the tags is actually from the Holiday Hustle line, it just happened to match perfectly!
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Its really that easy friends!!
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Treat Boxes | Latisha Yoast

Treat Boxes | Latisha Yoast

10/18/17

Is it just me or does it seem like once its the month of October, time starts to accelerate?  Today, I am sharing a fun way to create a treat bags (from die cuts) to celebrate the season, using the new Spellbound Collection. You can die cut the pattern paper using steel dies, or from an electronic machine or even find directions online to create a bag from just a ruler, scissors and adhesive.
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Once the bag is die cut from the pattern papers, and adhered together, getting to decorate it, is the fun part.  To decorate these bags, I used the Spellbound Collection Ephemera pack.  There are pumpkins, bats, ghosts, sayings & sentiments and much more!
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To give the bags depth, I like to adhere as much as the die cuts to the project using foam adhesive.  Layering with foam adhesive will always take your project to the next level, and will not look so flat.
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I hope you were inspired by these enough to try your hand at making your own custom bags!
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Cake Toppers | Latisha Yoast

Cake Toppers | Latisha Yoast

08/23/17

Hi Friends! Today I am sharing a fun way to create your own cupcake toppers, just by using the supplies you have on hand. You can use these on homemade cupcakes, store-bought cupcakes or even muffins.
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Cut out a few different sized circle from the Dream Big 6×6 paper pad.
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Using foam adhesive, layer the circles, and then add die cuts from the Dream Big Ephemera set to them as well.
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Using a strong adhesive adhere plain sucker sticks to the back of the toppers,  Tie a bow with twine around the top. They are now ready to place into cupcakes.
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The toppers make the cupcakes that much more special and personalized and are ready to be shared.
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Materials Used:
twine
foam adhesive
circle die
sucker stick
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